Guardian Angel icon hand painted in Romania. Measure 14X18 cm.
This icon comes from traditional workshops of the Romanian school. The icon was written respecting all the canons. Hand painted on a wooden board covered with linen and plaster, using natural tempera and gold leaf. The small imperfections that can be found are the sign of craftsmanship. Each piece is unique and unrepeatable, even if similar to others of the same school.
"Speaking" of the Guardian Angel means speaking of a very intimate and discreet presence in our existence: each of us has established a particular relationship with our Angel, whether we have consciously accepted it or ignored it. In this icon it is clear the help that the Angel gives. Save humanity from danger. The cave in the lower left represents hell, it is the same black chasm that is found in the icons of Christmas and the Resurrection. The Angel supports and protects. In the ascent to God he assists us in overcoming the pitfalls represented here by the brambles.